Period
to 27 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,484 11,528 13,327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.22% 14.28% 14.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.07% 59.60% 60.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,140 9,574 11,122
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +3.08%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +16.25% -1.23% +1.25%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,105 19,341 21,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.16% 23.96% 23.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,973 14,860 17,495
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,263
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +1.83% +0.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 1,058 £44,250 +16.45% 266
North of England -4 856 £41,500 +18.57% 257
Midlands +1 539 £42,500 +13.33% 189
South West -4 458 £37,963 +8.46% 165
North West -4 449 £45,000 +28.57% 140
West Midlands -3 374 £45,000 +20.00% 113
East of England -2 323 £42,867 +13.55% 110
Yorkshire -1 306 £38,500 +10.00% 96
East Midlands -1 165 £41,500 +15.28% 76
Scotland +4 147 £45,000 +16.88% 42
Wales 0 107 £37,500 +4.17% 29
North East +4 101 £33,000 -10.81% 21
Northern Ireland -11 16 £43,500 +74.00% 10
Isle of Man +1 6 £52,500 +16.67%
Channel Islands +2 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1,643 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 1,436 (41.22%) Active Directory
3 1,391 (39.93%) Windows Server
4 1,170 (33.58%) Azure
5 1,162 (33.35%) VMware
6 1,052 (30.20%) Office 365
7 937 (26.89%) Linux
8 733 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 721 (20.69%) SQL
10 628 (18.03%) SQL Server
11 606 (17.39%) PowerShell
12 585 (16.79%) ITIL
13 543 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 541 (15.53%) Windows 10
15 498 (14.29%) Firewall
16 492 (14.12%) DNS
17 476 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
18 474 (13.61%) Hyper-V
19 472 (13.55%) AWS
20 428 (12.28%) C#
21 421 (12.08%) Citrix
22 418 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
23 413 (11.85%) .NET
24 411 (11.80%) Cisco
25 404 (11.60%) DevOps
26 399 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
27 386 (11.08%) Windows Server 2016
28 380 (10.91%) DHCP
29 375 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
30 366 (10.51%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 284 (8.15%) MS Exchange
2 272 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 198 (5.68%) IIS
4 84 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (1.55%) Apache
6 54 (1.55%) Skype for Business
7 36 (1.03%) Confluence
8 32 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.66%) CMS
10 22 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 18 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.37%) EPiServer
13 13 (0.37%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.34%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.32%) Headless CMS
16 9 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 375 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.086%) InVision
6 3 (0.086%) UXPin
6 3 (0.086%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.66%) Sentinel
3 11 (0.32%) Carpe Diem
4 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.20%) Maximo
6 6 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.17%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.086%) Aareon QL
8 3 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.086%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.057%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.057%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.057%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.057%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.057%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.057%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,170 (33.58%) Azure
2 1,052 (30.20%) Office 365
3 472 (13.55%) AWS
4 160 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 116 (3.33%) IaaS
6 101 (2.90%) SaaS
7 95 (2.73%) PaaS
8 86 (2.47%) GCP
9 67 (1.92%) OneDrive
10 66 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (1.66%) Power Platform
12 50 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
13 44 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (0.83%) Mimecast
16 28 (0.80%) GitHub
17 25 (0.72%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.60%) PowerApps
18 21 (0.60%) Serverless
19 19 (0.55%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 498 (14.29%) Firewall
2 492 (14.12%) DNS
3 380 (10.91%) DHCP
4 331 (9.50%) TCP/IP
5 327 (9.39%) WAN
6 315 (9.04%) LAN
7 246 (7.06%) SAN
8 184 (5.28%) VPN
9 149 (4.28%) VoIP
10 108 (3.10%) Internet
11 104 (2.99%) VLAN
12 93 (2.67%) Network Security
13 86 (2.47%) Wireless
14 85 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
14 85 (2.44%) Skype
15 78 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
16 55 (1.58%) iSCSI
17 47 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
18 40 (1.15%) NAS
18 40 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 101 (2.90%) MySQL
3 86 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 55 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 55 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 51 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
9 45 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
10 43 (1.23%) Big Data
11 38 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
12 36 (1.03%) Power BI
13 34 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
14 30 (0.86%) NoSQL
15 28 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
15 28 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 26 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 199 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 129 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 101 (2.90%) Visual Studio
4 85 (2.44%) JIRA
5 83 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (1.41%) Subversion
7 43 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
9 37 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 31 (0.89%) Bitbucket
11 28 (0.80%) Selenium
12 21 (0.60%) GitLab
12 21 (0.60%) NUnit
12 21 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 19 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.49%) Maven
14 17 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.37%) Metasploit
15 13 (0.37%) Moq
16 12 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 348 (9.99%) Finance
2 103 (2.96%) Legal
3 96 (2.76%) Public Sector
4 82 (2.35%) Law
5 80 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 73 (2.10%) Retail
7 71 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 48 (1.38%) Games
9 36 (1.03%) Military
10 33 (0.95%) Advertising
11 32 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.89%) Banking
13 30 (0.86%) Local Government
14 29 (0.83%) Electronics
15 23 (0.66%) Marketing
16 22 (0.63%) Back Office
17 15 (0.43%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.32%) Billing
18 11 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 476 (13.66%) Analyst
2 434 (12.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 366 (10.51%) Support Engineer
4 292 (8.38%) Developer
5 270 (7.75%) IT Support
6 228 (6.54%) IT Engineer
7 190 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 162 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 157 (4.51%) Software Engineer
10 146 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 136 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
12 133 (3.82%) IT Analyst
13 131 (3.76%) Architect
14 129 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
15 124 (3.56%) Windows Engineer
16 121 (3.47%) Administrator
16 121 (3.47%) Server Engineer
17 120 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 109 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
19 104 (2.99%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (11.85%) .NET
2 181 (5.20%) HTML
3 157 (4.51%) CSS
4 140 (4.02%) ASP.NET
5 121 (3.47%) Web Services
6 104 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 98 (2.81%) XML
8 94 (2.70%) .NET Framework
9 81 (2.32%) WCF
9 81 (2.32%) WPF
10 80 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
11 78 (2.24%) REST
12 74 (2.12%) JSON
13 71 (2.04%) jQuery
14 68 (1.95%) React
15 66 (1.89%) .NET Core
16 64 (1.84%) WinForms
17 57 (1.64%) Node.js
18 49 (1.41%) HTML5
19 47 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 287 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 129 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 124 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 99 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 87 (2.50%) Driving Licence
7 82 (2.35%) PKI
8 70 (2.01%) Clustering
9 64 (1.84%) Algorithms
10 57 (1.64%) User Experience
11 56 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
12 55 (1.58%) Replication
13 51 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 49 (1.41%) Private Cloud
15 42 (1.21%) Client/Server
16 40 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
17 38 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
18 32 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
19 31 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,391 (39.93%) Windows Server
2 937 (26.89%) Linux
3 541 (15.53%) Windows 10
4 418 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 386 (11.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 257 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 244 (7.00%) Windows 7
8 162 (4.65%) Unix
9 150 (4.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 90 (2.58%) Android
11 71 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 71 (2.04%) Windows 8
12 67 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 66 (1.89%) Apple iOS
14 54 (1.55%) Mac OS
15 47 (1.35%) CentOS
16 32 (0.92%) Solaris
17 30 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 29 (0.83%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (16.79%) ITIL
2 543 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 476 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
4 404 (11.60%) DevOps
5 399 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
6 260 (7.46%) Software Engineering
7 202 (5.80%) Computer Science
8 201 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
9 196 (5.63%) Change Management
10 180 (5.17%) Project Delivery
11 162 (4.65%) Migration
12 160 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 149 (4.28%) Service Management
14 144 (4.13%) Test Automation
15 135 (3.87%) Mentoring
16 133 (3.82%) Incident Management
17 121 (3.47%) Project Management
18 118 (3.39%) Information Security
19 114 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
20 113 (3.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 721 (20.69%) SQL
2 606 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 428 (12.28%) C#
4 307 (8.81%) Python
5 241 (6.92%) JavaScript
6 208 (5.97%) Bash Shell
7 190 (5.45%) C++
8 149 (4.28%) Java
9 140 (4.02%) T-SQL
10 87 (2.50%) C
11 74 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 71 (2.04%) Perl
13 67 (1.92%) VB
14 44 (1.26%) PHP
15 41 (1.18%) VB.NET
16 39 (1.12%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.03%) VBScript
18 35 (1.00%) R
19 30 (0.86%) MATLAB
20 26 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 344 (9.87%) Degree
2 314 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 308 (8.84%) Security Cleared
4 200 (5.74%) SC Cleared
5 181 (5.20%) MCSE
6 141 (4.05%) MCSA
7 117 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 114 (3.27%) CCNA
9 97 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 84 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 80 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 74 (2.12%) MCP
13 54 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.06%) CCNP
15 34 (0.98%) MCITP
15 34 (0.98%) Server+ Certification
16 32 (0.92%) CREST Certified
17 28 (0.80%) RHCE
18 22 (0.63%) A+ Certification
18 22 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (6.75%) SLA
2 102 (2.93%) GDPR
3 90 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (1.92%) QA
5 27 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.60%) NIST
7 20 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 13 (0.37%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.26%) NCSC
13 8 (0.23%) BS25999
13 8 (0.23%) COBIT
13 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.086%) AICPA
15 3 (0.086%) HL7
15 3 (0.086%) PMO
16 1 (0.029%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,436 (41.22%) Active Directory
2 733 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 474 (13.61%) Hyper-V
4 195 (5.60%) Docker
5 146 (4.19%) vSphere
6 116 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 98 (2.81%) XenApp
8 66 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 62 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
10 56 (1.61%) XenDesktop
11 43 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 34 (0.98%) Firmware
12 34 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 21 (0.60%) VMware NSX
13 21 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
14 20 (0.57%) VMware Server
15 19 (0.55%) Snort
16 17 (0.49%) BitLocker
16 17 (0.49%) KVM
17 14 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 366 (10.51%) SCCM
2 157 (4.51%) Ansible
3 149 (4.28%) Terraform
4 145 (4.16%) Kubernetes
5 123 (3.53%) Puppet
6 114 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 99 (2.84%) WSUS
8 89 (2.55%) SCOM
9 68 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
10 46 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 37 (1.06%) NetBackup
12 36 (1.03%) Backup Exec
13 34 (0.98%) SCVMM
14 28 (0.80%) Nagios
15 26 (0.75%) SCOrch
16 22 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
17 21 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
18 20 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
19 18 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,643 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 1,162 (33.35%) VMware
3 421 (12.08%) Citrix
4 411 (11.80%) Cisco
5 211 (6.06%) Oracle
6 135 (3.87%) Veeam
7 122 (3.50%) HP
8 113 (3.24%) Red Hat
9 102 (2.93%) Dell
10 84 (2.41%) NetApp
11 72 (2.07%) Splunk
12 71 (2.04%) Google
13 68 (1.95%) Sophos
14 61 (1.75%) Juniper
15 59 (1.69%) SAP
16 56 (1.61%) Symantec
17 55 (1.58%) Apple
18 50 (1.44%) EMC
19 46 (1.32%) CheckPoint
20 44 (1.26%) SolarWinds